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Police were baffled when they discovered that a Long Island man was using a wooden dummy to drive in the HOV lane.

James Campbell was running late to his new job on Friday morning and decided to prop his wooden buddy in the car so he could ride separately from the main flow of traffic on the Long Island Expressway. When he was pulled over by Suffolk County Patrolman Jonathan Abrams for going 77 mph at 6:30 a.m. in Dix Hills, the officer couldn’t help but laugh. He even played along by asking the dummy for his ID.

According to NBC New York,

“I was trying not to laugh at the guy because I thought it was quite silly,” said officer Jonathan Abrams. “The silhouette was realistic enough,” he said. “You see people with hoods up, sleeping in the front seat all the time.”

Jones disguised the wooden blocks in a hooded sweatshirt. In addition to a little embarrassment, he was served a summons for speeding and occupancy violation.

As for the dummy, he got off scot-free. Obviously.